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what is the average price for boarding?
I have been looking around a lot, and i cant seem to find the price for a board. please help!
There is no real average- it depends on location. Here in New England I would say the average is $500-600/month but it really depends on where you are.
Depends on geographic location and amenities.
I'm in North Texas, full pasture board (no stall), access to wash stalls, tack room, and two lighted arenas. I pay $325 per month plus an additional $50 for my food (I don't like the feed that comes with the board.). Free access hay and 2 feeding a of grain are included.
I would pay an additional $50-$100 if I wanted her stalled daily. (Depends on stall size).
Some barns charge extra for trailer storage or blanketing...it all depends on the barn.
I've seen hunter jumper barns charge a minimum of $1100 per month. I've also seen self-care pasture only for as low as $50 per month. All in my same area.
Honestly, you just need to call around and ask te price and what it includes. Most barns will provide that info.
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I have just been through this buying my horse. I am in Australia, so it might be different in your country.
It depends on what facilities you want/what care you want for your horse. If you want an arena, stables, round pen etc it will cost more than if you just need a paddock. If you want your horse to be cared for (fed, rugged, worked etc) its more again. For me, I have a basic paddock, nothing else. I have to ride out on the road to get to some trails. I pay $10 a week. I do everything for my horse - the paddock owners do not touch him (except to give him a cuddle, he's a friendly boy). For about $40 a week, you can get better facilities, e.g. an arena. It just goes up in price from there depending on the level of care you require for your horse. I think full board is about $100 a week, plus you have to still buy the food.
Keep in mind that its different in all areas! A friend of mine lives 2 hours away from me and cannot find anything below $50 a week.
Where I am?
Pasture board with water and 'shelter' (natural or a shed) provided $200
Semi-Care $300 - 350
Full Care $400 - 600
$200 pasture self care to $800 full care here. Average is 400-600 full care
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Pasture board with run in, hay once a day but large pasture to roam/graze, no blanketing or graining, no arena $540
all day paddock turn out, with stalls, no arena but pasture turnout several times a week ,twice a day feeding, YOU provide grain if you like
fancy stall, in-door arena, heated tack up and wash stalls, outdoor arena, no turn out unless you pay extra, grain given, trainers on site
$700 to 850, depending on closeness to city.
Super nice stalls, daily turnout in paddock
Cheapest I've found is where I board and it's $185/month for full care in an outdoor mare motel-type stall. An indoor stall with a run is $225. This includes feed three times a day (grass hay or alfalfa).
When I first got my gelding, I was paying $250 for self-care (feed provided twice a day, but only alfalfa...anything else was extra), or $300 for full care (not much better than self).
I've seen one place that went as high as $800 a month, but that was a fancy-schmancy hoitey-toitey dressage barn. Lol
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I pay 350 for my filly in CA for a paddock and no grain. They have a pretty nice facility, but since I'm in PA, I can't say much more about it except they have a nice lounge with a coke machine. ;)
I pay 300 for my mare in PA (and my new gelding actually) for grain, a stall, daily turn out etc, and she doesn't charge for stuff like fly masks or adding supplements that I supply to her. She also has an indoor arena and is located near trails I guess.
I pay 150 each per pony that I have there.
All depends on location and amenities.
I pay 120 per week for a shared 3 acre paddock no shelter with 2 hard feeds and 2 biscuits of hay per day and 1 rug on/off. Very safe fencing but horrible arena too sandy my horse hates it. This is in a city in Australia.
If I move to the country, I'll move to my friend's place where its stable and yard with turnout during the day, 2 hard feeds and hay, but with a much better arena with lights and a jumping arena too for 120. Also much better paddocks with no sand! I think my horse will love moving she hates the sand and her paddock mate.
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